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Re: \bigger and \larger: that's one too many

From: Graham Percival
Subject: Re: \bigger and \larger: that's one too many
Date: Mon, 6 Oct 2008 03:17:20 -0700

On Mon, 6 Oct 2008 11:09:49 +0100
"Trevor Daniels" <address@hidden> wrote:

> Valentin Villenave wrote Monday, October 06, 2008 10:42 AM
> > 
> > You guys: "\[bigger|larger] is better because..." (to be completed)
> Also "bigger" is rather colloquial; "larger" is more formal.
> I would never use "bigger" in a formal document or a
> scientific paper, so I wouldn't use it in the Lily docs
> either. "Big" can be used when you want to impart a slightly 
> derogatory tone - "big-head" for example or compare 
> "big woman" with the more polite "large lady".

What a fascinating cultural exchange -- all the American
influences on Canada has convinced me that "bigger is better".  :P

- Graham

(I think Valentin's fixed-size-based command argument is more
compelling than either of these, though)

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